Johnny Cash's note to self 1968

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Johnny Cash's note to self 1968

Post by lo&m » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:52 pm ... ago-today/

50 years ago, New Year’s Eve 1968, Johnny Cash took time from whatever revelry the night might’ve had in store for him to write a letter to himself. It was Cash’s capstone to what he considered the most important year of his career and personal life, and many Cash fans and historians would probably concur. From his marriage to June Carter, to playing his legendary show at Folsom Prison, to touring England and taking a vacation in Israel, it was all dictated in endearing Johnny Cash fashion on five pieces of House of Cash stationary between 8:35 pm, and 9:10 pm, December 31st.

This detailed glimpse into Johnny Cash the man shows the incredible specificity with which he recalled his year, naming off many of the people involved with the now historic concert at Folsom Prison, from Glen Sherley, who was the prisoner who wrote “Graystone Chapel,” to even a young reporter named Gene Beley, who worked for the Ventura Star Free Press, and was one of the few people there who saw the event from behind-the-scenes. On his trip to Israel, Cash remembers each place he saw with great clarity, even spelling (most) of the places out accurately from memory.
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